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Most Common English Verbs - Extreme

How many of the 250 most common verbs in the English language can you name?
Modal verbs such as would, could, or shall are not included
Conjugations such as swim, swam, and swum are grouped together
Last updated: December 19, 2017
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verb
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be
2
have
3
do
4
say
5
go
6
get
7
know
8
make
9
think
10
take
11
see
12
come
13
want
14
look
15
use
16
find
17
tell
18
give
19
work
20
call
21
try
22
ask
23
need
24
feel
25
become
26
mean
27
leave
28
let
29
put
30
keep
31
talk
32
turn
33
seem
34
begin
35
help
36
start
37
show
38
hear
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play
40
run
41
happen
42
like
43
move
44
believe
45
hold
46
live
47
bring
48
write
49
provide
50
sit
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verb
51
stand
52
lose
53
include
54
pay
55
meet
56
set
57
continue
58
watch
59
learn
60
change
61
lead
62
stop
63
understand
64
follow
65
create
66
add
67
speak
68
allow
69
spend
70
read
71
walk
72
open
73
win
74
grow
75
remember
76
offer
77
love
78
wait
79
consider
80
buy
81
appear
82
serve
83
die
84
stay
85
fall
86
build
87
send
88
cut
89
expect
90
kill
91
suggest
92
reach
93
remain
94
require
95
thank
96
report
97
sell
98
pull
99
raise
100
pass
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verb
101
develop
102
decide
103
return
104
hope
105
explain
106
join
107
drive
108
receive
109
carry
110
break
111
wear
112
pick
113
agree
114
support
115
base
116
produce
117
hit
118
eat
119
end
120
teach
121
describe
122
face
123
cover
124
catch
125
draw
126
listen
127
cause
128
choose
129
point
130
realize
131
place
132
close
133
increase
134
involve
135
represent
136
seek
137
throw
138
deal
139
focus
140
reduce
141
note
142
fill
143
fight
144
drop
145
push
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plan
147
enter
148
share
149
rise
150
identify
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verb
151
indicate
152
shoot
153
occur
154
determine
155
save
156
lie
157
argue
158
wonder
159
protect
160
recognize
161
accept
162
present
163
lay
164
prepare
165
laugh
166
compare
167
guess
168
state
169
answer
170
fail
171
arrive
172
name
173
discuss
174
hang
175
miss
176
design
177
establish
178
check
179
act
180
forget
181
sound
182
shake
183
force
184
study
185
remove
186
form
187
prove
188
claim
189
enjoy
190
maintain
191
imagine
192
finish
193
care
194
visit
195
avoid
196
reveal
197
contain
198
apply
199
respond
200
control
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verb
201
perform
202
head
203
affect
204
smile
205
fly
206
reflect
207
manage
208
discover
209
treat
210
improve
211
worry
212
mention
213
address
214
sign
215
step
216
exist
217
stare
218
relate
219
notice
220
test
221
sing
222
tend
223
beat
224
wish
225
prevent
226
figure
227
assume
228
examine
229
travel
230
born
231
vote
232
achieve
233
admit
234
publish
235
cost
236
conduct
237
sleep
238
touch
239
suffer
240
own
241
hurt
242
recall
243
refer
244
release
245
experience
246
define
247
attend
248
encourage
249
announce
250
strike
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level 67
Dec 19, 2017
Are there any two-word verbs in English language that can be considered as most common, like give up, break down etc? I am curious because I do not know is GIVE UP a verb or just GIVE whithout UP.
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level 67
Dec 20, 2017
Those are technically called Phrasal Verbs. I suppose those don't count here for simplicity. The whole phrase is the "verb" or semantic unit, even though one of the words (such as "give") can be a verb in its own right.
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level 67
Dec 21, 2017
Thanks :)
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level 68
Dec 20, 2017
very much fun! Only in the last minute I tried the words written above the quiz like enter, answer, name, include and base. Did not lead me to want and work though.
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level 67
Dec 20, 2017
People are pretty brutal. In the top 250: beat strike shoot hang cut force fight hurt suffer kill die
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level 63
Jan 8, 2018
Maybe people are:
Beating the odds
Striking up bargains
Shooting pictures
Hanging out
Cutting some slack
Forcing compromises
Fighting to win
Hurting so good
Suffering succotash
Killing it (as in doing really well)
Dying of laughter
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level 74
Apr 11, 2018
Don't forget love is on here, and as John Lennon wrote, "Love is all you need."
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level 39
Aug 14, 2018
Yes, why not cook drink bathe breathe plant grow instead?
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level 69
Dec 21, 2017
It says it is based on "contemporary English" yet the verbs google, tweet, text etc are not in the top 250?
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level 75
Dec 23, 2017
Excellent and challenging quiz. Just a wee suggest: I know that the description specifies that this is based on American English, but would it be possible to add anglicised versions as acceptable answers (such as 'realise' and 'recognise')?
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level 63
Jan 8, 2018
The present tense of "born" is "bear". It should be accepted (and should be the actual answer).
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level 74
Jan 14, 2018
Great quiz. Very challenging.
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level 50
Apr 10, 2018
You guys feel like an idiot as well when time runs out and you read the verbs you missed? :/ take, come, use, tell, try....
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level 63
Apr 10, 2018
Did anyone else read some of the ones they missed and think, "I was sure I'd put that in already!"?
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level 37
Apr 10, 2018
Odd that 'drink' is not there
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level 55
Apr 10, 2018
I was thinking the same thing. There is no way that conduct, establish, mention, publish, etc. are more common than drink.
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level 74
Apr 11, 2018
+2
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level 59
Apr 10, 2018
Scored 120. Was trying to listen to my song lyrics carefully in case there was some I couldn't think of lol
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level 61
Apr 10, 2018
These are the toughest kinds of quizzes.
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level 55
Apr 11, 2018
I get that this is based on an American listing, but you should probably have the British-English spellings of words (where the British and America spellings differ), because I guessed some of them only to think them wrong because I'm British and spelled them 'correctly' only for them not to count. I kind of feel a little bit dirty typing in the American spellings.
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level 56
Apr 12, 2018
Is 'will' classified as a modal verb? I can will something into existence, or will my belongings to a relative.
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level 35
May 28, 2018
I would have thought that “wake” would be there.
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level 59
Sep 5, 2018
I was waiting to see some words that are heard pretty often, but guess this is a clean version. Also, legal and religious verbs are somewhat surprisingly missing... And everybody seems to just eat and enter, but no one drinks or exits.
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level 77
Jul 21, 2018
excellent quiz
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